Celebrate Family day with us at the Museum, come and have your family portrait taken!
Join us for an afternoon celebrating "The Family" as portrayed in our collection of Wellington County Family Portraits.
Make new memories and have your own family portrait taken in our "Victorian" photo studio, on a horse hair sofa by Elora portrait photographer, Sophie Hogan
Visit the Archives for a family-friendly lesson in Genealogy 101
Visit our Family Portrait exhibit on the 2nd floor
2:00 pm presentation on the life and times of nationally renowned Elora photographer, John Connon.
Admission $5.00/person, or $12.50/family
Artifacts and clothing showing how people kept warm in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The demon rum -- or the cup that cheers? The control and prohibition of the sale of intoxicating beverages has an interesting but seldom-discussed history in Canada. Before World War 1, the abuse of beverage alcohol was seen as a serious societal problem. Through the efforts of temperance organisations, the Provinces and the Federal Government, the manufacturing, importation and sale of liquor was tightly controlled and in some instances was out-right banned. Initially, prohibition laws were introduced as a measure of patriotism during the war, but later, restrictions eased as opponents maintained that it violated British traditions of individual liberty.
This travelling exhibition, from the Peterborough Museum and Archives, explores the temperance debate and prohibition era that affected Canadians in both the private and public spheres. It is a story of crime and smuggling, of action and danger, of humour and morality.